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Culpeper (PC 1240)

Call sign:
November - Charlie - Papa - Lima

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 15 May 1943 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Launched 26 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS PC-1240, 13 October 1943
  • Placed in service in July 1946 as a Naval Reserve training vessel assigned to the 9th Naval District (Great Lakes)
  • Placed out of commission in October 1949 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Norfolk, VA
  • Named Culpeper 1 February 1956
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 April 1959 and sold for scrap.


  • Displacement 450 t.
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, five 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 7051 and 7052), Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

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    PC-1240 44k . Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1240 260k Photo taken while serving in the Great Lakes Lawrence Redfield

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